National mental health information priorities 2nd edition

3.3 - Responding to new policy drivers

Page last updated: June 2005

The National Mental Health Plan 2003-2008 further extends mental health policy beyond its initial focus on the specialist sector, particularly in the emphasis given to promotion and prevention, and the role of the primary health care sector. National information in relation to each of these is substantially less developed compared to other areas covered by the Plan and will require strategies to chart a future development path.